“Despite a decreasing turnout in the resort of the High Tatras, we are evaluating the summer season in our mountain resorts as a very positive one. Mt. Chopok has become a matter of the heart for our visitors and Jasná can be now considered a sought-after tourist destination also in summer, not only in winter. We hope the autumn will bring more sun, unchangeable weather and mainly satisfied visitors to the Slovak mountains. September might influence the final results and surprise also in the High Tatras,“ commented Bohuš Hlavatý, the CEO of Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR), on the summer season.
The resort of Jasná Low Tatras has surprisingly achieved a rising turnout as there were 4% more visitors when compared to the previous year. Jasná is becoming more and more popular every year due to the complex character of services offered, regional varieties as for attractions and a close distance of thermal Aquapark Tatralandia. The attractive locality of Jasná, possibilities of spending leisure time all year round, cableway trips on both sides of Mt. Chopok for one price, a non-traditional outlook panoramic restaurant – Rotunda and the fact that visitors can even spend a night at the altitude of 2,004 m contributed to the overall trendsetting character of this resort. The highlight of summer days was the so called Dragon Night on Mt. Chopok with a night cable car transport and an attractive programme for families at the Rotunda restaurant.
The most popular resort – the High Tatras with localities Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec and Štrbské Pleso has achieved the highest turnout from all mountain resorts again – with the total number of 380,000 tourists on cableways even though there has been a slight decrease when compared to the previous year. The turnout in the High Tatras was varying due to bad weather mainly. The beginning of the summer was quite promising in early May. However, after the boating season had been launched, the Tatras had to struggle after a devastating windstorm for several months. From the beginning of the summer holidays, visitors who came to the area of Skalnaté Pleso and Štrbské Pleso could enjoy 62 days with a special Fit & Happy High Tatras programme. Talented children paid tribute to the Tatras with a classical music concert right under Mt. Lomnický štít. And small explorers were searching for adventures of the Tatra Wilderness and could enjoy a new entertaining park called Chamois Land in the area of Skalnaté Pleso in late August. The Slovak mountains have welcome 56% Slovaks, 19% Czechs and 14% Polish during the summer.
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Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. is a top subject in the field of tourism in Central and Eastern Europe, which owns and operates attractive ski resorts and hotels. These include the resort Jasná Low Tatras and the following hotels in the Low Tatras: Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri studničky, Chalets Záhradky De Luxe, Mountain Hotel Srdiečko and Rotunda Hotel. TMR also owns Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak water park with all-year operation, which offers a lot of water and other entertainment, a Tropical Paradise – a special tropical hall with sea water, a Fun Park and accommodation in bungalows and suites of the Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tatras, TMR owns and operates resorts Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec and cooperates the resort of Štrbské Pleso. It also owns the following hotels: Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec and Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso. TMR owns 19% of the Melida, a.s. company, which leases and operates the mountain resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. In Poland, TMR owns the resort of Szczyrk. The company also owns and rents hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky and Bungalows. More than 190 million Euros were invested by the end of 2013 in the above mentioned resorts, to support development and modernisation. The TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw.